TAMPA – University of South Florida QB B.J. Daniels was selected 237th overall by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He becomes the Bulls 11th NFL Draft pick over the last four years, which is the second most of any team in the BIG EAST. Daniels is the third Bull drafted in 2013 after Kayvon Webster was selected in the third round by the Denver Broncos and Sam Barrington went five picks before Daniels in the seventh round.
“What a great day,” Daniels said. “I’ve worked so hard to get to this point and I’m just happy the 49ers felt I could help their team. It’s a great franchise and I’m going to try and contribute in a way that will help them continue winning. I’ve had a lot of support and just want to thank all of the people that stuck with me and had my back through this whole process. It’s a dream come true.”
With the selection, Daniels became the first USF quarterback to be drafted into the NFL and is the first offensive player to be taken since 2010.
Daniels played in 47 games, starting 42, during his career with USF. He completed 649-of-1,132 attempts for 8,433 yards and 52 TDs, while rushing for 2,068 yards and 25 TDs. His 8,433 passing yards rank third on USF’s all-time list and his 52 TD passes are tied for second. Daniels finished third all-time in BIG EAST history with 10,501 total yards and fifth in TDs responsible for with 77.